Love Lagna Locha actress Ruchita Jadhav got married to businessman Anand Mane on May 3. The intimate wedding ceremony took place at a private villa in Panchgani, Maharashtra. Now, the actress has opened up about her big day in an interview with TOI.
Ruchita shared, "We had planned a three-day affair at the villa. On the first day, we had the engagement and mehendi. My friends knew about a ring that I had fallen in love with in 2013 and they told Anand about it. He got an almost similar ring designed for me. It was a lovely feeling. It was supposed to be an outdoor setup in the premises, but since it rained that day, we shifted the ceremony indoors."
Meanwhile, the couple cancelled their sangeet ceremony and instead 1500 food packets for the needy in Panchgani to mark the day. Ruchita added, "This is the least we could do. We distributed the packets, which contained 2.5 kg rice and 2.5 kg dal each, on the day of our sangeet."
For the unversed, the actress' pre-wedding ceremonies had commenced on April 29.
Ruchita also had a bachelorette party at her home with her friends. The photos of her wedding festivities and the party had also gone viral on social media.
Ruchita shares how the couple got together - " We belong to two very different professions but destiny had its own plans, matchmaking endured and love managed to arrive unexpectedly in our lives. I got introduced to Anand last year before the lockdown was imposed through our parents. It was meant to be a casual meeting since I was not prepared for marriage as yet. But he immediately stood out, there was an instant connection and that set the tone for our relationship."
“From there it was a whirlwind due to the lockdown that followed. We were unable to meet each other for 6-7 months, but continued to keep in touch. Once the lockdown ended and shoots resumed, I intentionally chose projects that would allow me to meet him often. I love him the most in the world but needed time and our families were very understanding and supportive. Thankfully, the pandemic gave us the time to think, the distance only made us stronger, stars started to align and wedding bells were in the order. Then, in December 2020, we made a decision to get married and I could not be happier. Anand officially proposed last month and here we are," says Ruchita.
While the newlyweds had to alter and adjust their wedding celebrations into a low-key affair, they intend to host an elaborate party once things get better.